Freddy Sanchez is Officially Retiring

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Freddy Sanchez has officially retired from baseball after ten years in the big leagues with the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, and San Francisco Giants.

Sanchez, 38, slashed .297/.335/.413 in 904 games with a 97 wRC+, and 15.7 combined fWAR. He won a World Series with San Francisco in 2010 while he occupied second base full time.

Sanchez also won a batting title with Pittsburgh in 2006, and gave hope to a struggling club and fan base at the time. He will go down as one of the classier players to take the field in recent history.

After a strong championship season in 2010, Sanchez dislocated his shoulder on a diving play up the middle in 2011, essentially ending his career. He tried to rehabilitate, but without success. Sanchez played three games with the Giants’ High-A affiliate in 2012, but had not appeared on the field since. The three-time All-Star finishes his career with 1,012 hits.

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